Portugal and Croatia Providing Some Premier League Food for Thought

Portugal and Croatia Providing Some Premier League Food for Thought

Croatia have, without doubt, been one of the best teams to watch at Euro 2016, so I was quite looking forward to their match with Portugal, especially considering some of the talent on show. It has to be said there was an array of gifted players on both sides and in particular, a plethora of midfielders to admire. But, what are the chances of us seeing any of them on a regular basis in the Premier League? The likes of …
4 January Deals That Could Blow Wilfried Bony Out Of The Water

4 January Deals That Could Blow Wilfried Bony Out Of The Water

The January transfer window finally sparked into life when Manchester City signed Ivorian powerhouse Wilfried Bony from Swansea City for an eye-watering £25m - but will this be the biggest signing this month? Probably not, as a host of Europe's top clubs are looking ready to make their mark in the mid-season window. Here are four other potential transfers that could eclipse the £25m paid for Wilfried Bony. Edinson Cavani - Paris SG The 27 year-old Uruguayan striker still has …
FIFA World XI: Which Premier League Stars Could Make the Cut?

FIFA World XI: Which Premier League Stars Could Make the Cut?

12 Premier League stars are among the nominees for the FIFA World XI of the year 2014. But which ones could realistically get the honour of being one of the 11 players standing on the stage in Zurich at the FIFA Gala event on January 12th? The Premier League nominees are: Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Filipe Luis (Chelsea), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Angel di Maria (Manchester United), Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Yaya …
Cameroon Vs Croatia Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

Cameroon Vs Croatia Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

Croatia and Cameroon meet in the second round of Group A fixtures with both teams needing a result to keep their World Cup hopes alive after losing their first games to Brazil and Mexico respectively. A win for either team will give them a great chance to make it to the last 16, with the losing team knocked out of the tournament, making it a huge game in its importance. Croatia Croatia will count themselves very unlucky to come away …
Oscar vs Croatia | Player Performance Analysis

Oscar vs Croatia | Player Performance Analysis

Brazil squeezed past a resolute Croatia side in the first game of the 2014 World Cup with a 3-1 victory. After much anticipation for the match, Brazil were caught off guard by a Croatia side who were determined to show their attacking side rather than sit back and defend which many predicted. After Kovac’s men took a shock lead, Neymar made his mark by scoring twice but the real star of the show was Oscar who shone after an under …
Brazil vs Croatia Match Preview | Group A | World Cup 2014

Brazil vs Croatia Match Preview | Group A | World Cup 2014

Group A seems as though it could feature some of the more entertaining matches in the World Cup. All eyes will be on the hosts Brazil as they attempt to make an early impression for their vibrant following. Croatia are the European team in the group and have players who are capable of making an impact on any stage. Mexico and Cameroon are two more exciting teams which make up the rest of the group so there should be some …
A look at AVB after 10 games in charge at Spurs

A look at AVB after 10 games in charge at Spurs

White Hart Lane has been home to a poisonous atmosphere this season. Boos were heard at half time in the very first home game of the season, when Spurs were unable to take the lead against West Brom. These boos were heard again against Norwich, and were at their fiercest in the loss to Wigan last weekend. The atmosphere at White Hart Lane has gone steadily downhill over the past couple of seasons – ironic, since Tottenham fans have been …
The Dynamic Duo Driving Spurs Success | Stats Comparison

The Dynamic Duo Driving Spurs Success | Stats Comparison

Totalling just two points from the opening three games of the season (with both points earned in disappointing home draws), the press seemed all too willing to put Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villa Boas under increasing scrutiny. Fleet Street favourite Harry Redknapp had been given the boot and replaced by AVB, and the press couldn’t wait for the Portuguese to fail. After the international break Spurs came back (much as they did last season) to go on a winning run, …
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